Two party stories about Laura's Famous Chunky Guacamole:
PARTY #1 The avocados were perfect and cheap. On the spot, I called Laura with an idea for a party that weekend. "If I buy the avocados, will you make your guacamole?" She laughed and consented. (Laura, she's cool that way.) I bought twenty avocados. My reward? Harumph, that guacamole vanished before I got a single bite. It disappeared in a flash!
PARTY #2 The next year, same story, same perfect avocados, same party, same call. But this time I was smart and made the offer conditional. "But only if you put some aside so I get some." She laughed and consented.
Fast forward a couple of years, many parties and many bowls of Laura's Famous Guacamole. Back in November, Laura arrived early for a small family gathering and made the guacamole right in our kitchen, me taking notes as her capable, confident hands worked quickly, coaching me with all those inside tips that turn a "recipe" into "success". She first makes what's really pico de gallo with poblano, onion, tomato and cilantro, then wets it with lemon juice not the more typical lime juice. "I just think it's brighter," she says.
Now for the record, Laura has taken to calling her guacamole "avocado salsa" because the Texans in the family say it's not "really" guacamole because of the tomato. Good! The more for the rest of us, the more for ME.
FUN PRESENTATION! Have you ever served guacamole right in the skins? I did that with this fun Avocado Dip and it looked cool. And for those of us, ahem, who exercise little restraint when it comes to guacamole, they'd help with portion control too.